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Headword: Ῥηξίφλοια
Adler number: rho,139
Translated headword: [ones] with cracked bark
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning ones] splitting their bark.[1]
Like nut-trees.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥηξίφλοια: ῥήξαντα τὸν φλοῦν. οἷον κάρυα.
Notes:
Neuter plural of this rare adjective, presumably extracted from somewhere. The extant possibilities, outside lexicography, are two: Theophrastus, Enquiry into Plants 1.5.2 (giving the vine as an example); Basil of Caesarea, Homilies on the hexaemeron 5.7.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] cf. generally kappa 433 (and tau 1081).
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2010@01:04:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal re-arrangement; another note) on 24 August 2010@03:59:46.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 24 August 2010@11:30:43.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords) on 24 August 2011@07:55:08.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@07:00:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 10 June 2014@07:27:49.
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